Julian SchoenBy Julian Schoen See also: *Crate-Digging with Dam-Funk ... at Best Buy *Dâm-Funk: Keytar Hero Dâm-Funk and DJ Quik El Rey 11-03-11 "SGV, 626, Pasadena!" Dâm-Funk, a 'Dena native, howled to an electrified El Rey crowd. His ruby red keytar was as bright as a Rose Bowl ros ... More >>
Steve Arrington in his Slave days, fantastic jheri curl in full effect.Things are getting weird at Stones Throw, but we suppose that's what happens any time things get too damn funky That, or someone got into MED's medical marijuana stash. Former Slave frontman Steve Arrington ("Just a Touch ... More >>
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MC Eiht (by Depiktions)It was only a matter of time. Ever since L.A. funkstronaut Dâm-Funk emerged with a new take on this city's electro-rap past, he's been frequently cited as cutting that old '80s dope with the stuff that spiced up the '90s: G-funk. That latter medium emerged from the l ... More >>
Im not doing the neo-soul thing. Im a funkster. Ive been doing this since I was a kid
On May 5, 1989 the L.A. Weekly printed a cover story, written by Jonathan Gold, about N.W.A., the most notorious band in the U.S., let alone in Los Angeles. Twenty years after the release of their first album, N.W.A and the Posse, we are happy to present Jonathan Gold's article online. (Cover p ... More >>
Hip-hop and hype from the streets of Compton (reprint of May 5, 1989, Weekly cover story)
Gangsta rap hits L.A.